ESL One Cologne fantasy games live with prizes
Users can now create their fantasy teams for the European and North American divisions of ESL's showpiece tournament and compete for cash and skin prizes, all courtesy of CS.MONEY.
Moved to an online-only format and split into regional divisions because of the coronavirus pandemic, ESL One Cologne 2020 will kick off on Tuesday in Europe and North America, with $460,000 on offer across the two tournaments. The Asian and Oceanic divisions will begin only next week, both featuring a $20,000 prize pool.
BIG are the name on everyone's lips these days in Europe. After ending the previous tournament season on a high note by winning DreamHack Masters Spring and cs_summit 6, the German team made it three in a row on Sunday as they topped DreamHack Open Summer.
In ESL One Cologne, BIG, who offer two budget options in Nils "k1to" Gruhne ($196,000) and Tizian "tiziaN" Feldbusch ($197,000), will face a more stacked field that includes two teams trying out their new rosters: FaZe, who recruited Markus "Kjaerbye" Kjærbye ($191,000), and Astralis, who signed Patrick "es3tag" Hansen ($203,000) and Lucas "Bubzkji" Andersen ($212,000).
Over in North America, all eyes will be on Evil Geniuses, who went into the break as the undisputed No 1 team in the region after winning the BLAST Premier Spring Finals and cs_summit 6. Ethan "Ethan" Arnold, who finished the RMR tournament with a 1.24 rating, offers great value at $208,000, while Liquid's newest recruit, Michael "Grim" Wince, comes in at $247,000, making him the most expensive player in the game.
Create your team and join both the European and North American leagues to win the following prizes provided by CS.MONEY:
2. AWP | Asiimov (Field Tested)
3. AK-47 | Asiimov (Field Tested)
2. AK-47 | Vulcan (Field Tested)
3. AWP | Hyper Beast (Field Tested)
The winners of the official Fantasy league will be contacted via the email provided in their HLTV profile, and are required to respond to the email within a month to be eligible to receive their prizes.